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Anti-microbial activity of Ocimum sanctum L. gel against black pigmented microbes



Jaiganesh Ramamurthy* & Burra Anand Deepika



Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical And Technical Sciences (SIMATS),

Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; *Corresponding author



Jaiganesh Ramamurthy - E-mail: jaiganeshr@saveetha.com; Phone: +91 9840443463

Burra Anand Deepika - E-mail: periodontics.sdc@saveetha.com; Phone: +91 8608454265


Article Type

Research Article



Received March 1, 2024; Revised March 31, 2024; Accepted March 31, 2024, Published March 31, 2024



Black pigmented gram negative anaerobes are associated with periodontal disease and tooth loss. Therefore, it is of interest to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of Ocimum Sanctum.L (Tulsi) gel against black pigmented anaerobes. Plaque samples were collected from the subject and kept in anaerobic broth for 4 hours of incubation at 37C. 50μL concentration of Tulsi gel was added and kept in gas pack system for 3-5 days. Zone of inhibition was measured. Ocimum sanctum L. (Tulsi) exhibits strong antibacterial activity against Black Pigmented bacteroides at 1% and 2%.Tulasi gel was effective at higher concentrations, indicating the possibility of using it as an adjunct to standard periodontal treatment.



Periodontitis, bacteria, micro-organisms, oral anaerobes, black pigmented, bacteroides, Ocimum sanctum. L (Tulsi)



Ramamurthy & Deepika, Bioinformation 20(3): 277-281 (2024)


Edited by

Peter N Pushparaj






Biomedical Informatics



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